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Sony MDR-7506

alaTest has collected and analyzed 716 reviews of Sony MDR-7506. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Comments about the durability and portability are generally positive. The price and comfort also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the soundstage.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Sony MDR-7506 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony MDR-7506

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 94 user reviews of Sony MDR-7506 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the bass quality and durability are overall positive. The price and comfort also get good comments. Views about the size and portability are mixed.

sound, comfort, price, durability, bass quality

91% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony MDR-7506

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 104 user reviews of Sony MDR-7506 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the usability and bass quality. The price and comfort are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the portability.

sound, comfort, price, bass quality, usability

portability

95% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Sony MDR-7506

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 78 user reviews of Sony MDR-7506 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.ca. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and portability. The price and comfort also get good feedback, but there are some mixed views about the bass quality. Many are negative about the size.

sound, comfort, price, portability, durability

size

96% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : Tony Silva (pcworld.com)

Tony Silva

 

You don't have to spend a lot to get great headphones. We tested six full-size models that each cost less than $100 (one of them significantly less), and we came away impressed by what you can get.

Feb, 2014

Expert review by (cnet.com)

Sony MDR 7506

 

While the two headphones have the same design and are very comfortable, they don't sound identical. Both offer very well-balanced sound and excellent clarity for their modest price points -- and both are great overall values. But the V6 makes a little...

Sony's MDR-7506 closed-back, full-size headphones click with all music genres and are comfortable to wear for hours at a time. They sound excellent for their relatively modest price point.

With a coiled, pro-style cable and lack of an inline remote/microphone, some will find the 7506s less mobile-friendly than more modern headphones.

They've been around since 1991, but the Sony MDR-7506s are still great sounding -- and fitting -- headphones for less than $100.

Jul, 2013

Expert review by : Sam Vafaei , Marc Henney, Jean-Christophe Lamontag (rtings.com)

Sony MDR-7506 HEADPHONES

 

The Sony MDR-7506 are comfortable, closed-back critical listening headphones with a good sound. They're a little cheaply built but they don't leak much, which makes them a good option for recording. However, they're not the most versatile headphones,...

Good audio reproduction. ; Lightweight and comfortable design. ; Low leakage.

Poor noise isolation. ; Unstable fit. ; Plasticky and weak build quality.

May, 2018

Expert review by : Lauren Dragan (thewirecutter.com)

The Best Headphones Under $200

 

After testing around 110 over-ear headphones under $200, we think the Sony MDR-7506 are the best for most people.

Dec, 2016

Expert review by : Macworld (macworld.com)

$100-headphone review: What does a Benjamin get you?

 

(6 items) Every type of electronic gadget has pricey, top-of-the-line models that provide phenomenal performance. But most of us have a gadget-shopping sweet spot: We look for the products that make us happy enough that spending more would be a waste....

Feb, 2014

Expert review by : Virginia Barry (reviewed.com)

Sony MDR-7506

 

Once more unto the budget bin, dear hobbyists—these Sonys are worth it.

Nov, 2013

Expert review by : Ken Rockwell (kenrockwell.com)

Sony MDR-7506 Review

 

For monitoring DSLR and other field audio, the pros have made the Sony MDR-7506 the world's best-selling pro headphone. If you need to hear what you're doing while out in the field, these are the best combination of price, performance, utility and...

Mar, 2012

Expert review by : Steve Guttenberg (cnet.com.au)

Sony MDR-7506 headphones: Best full-size model under $100?

 

closed-back, full-size headphones click with all music genres and are comfortable to wear for hours at a time. They sound excellent for their relatively modest price point.

With a coiled, pro-style cable and lack of an inline remote/microphone, some will find the 7506s less mobile-friendly than more modern headphones.

They've been around since 1991, but the Sony MDR-7506s are still great sounding -- and fitting -- headphones for less than $100.

Mar, 2014

Expert review by : Steve Guttenberg (cnet.co.uk)

Sony MDR-7506 headphones review

 

Introduced way back in 1991, the Sony MDR-7506 has long been a favorite headphone of recording engineers and other sound professionals. The origins of its design date even further back, since the MDR-7506 is, in fact, a refresh of the Sony MDR-V6 that...

Sony's MDR-7506 closed-back, full-size headphones click with all music genres and are comfortable to wear for hours at a time. They sound excellent for their relatively modest price point.

With a coiled, pro-style cable and lack of an inline remote/microphone, some will find the 7506s less mobile-friendly than more modern headphones.

They've been around since 1991, but the Sony MDR-7506s are still great sounding -- and fitting -- headphones for less than $100.

Jul, 2013

Consumer review (cnet.com)

Very balanced and flat eq sounding headphones.

 

Well mastered 320 kbps Mp3 and 24-bit Flac files sound amazing. Blu-ray movies sound better than the speaker setup at public movie theaters minus the sound impact to the whole body. I've had mine since 2005 and still sound greats. I just needed to...

Flat eq sound that's hard to find in today's headphones. Very reliable and still sounds superb. Easy to drive and gives high volume without amplification. Sounds phenomenal with Blu-ray + Dolby audio post processing.

Still requires a decent headphone amplifier to hear that awesome tight bass at lowest frequencies. Some poorly mastered CDs and MP3 at 128 kbps sounds ugly with the instruments mashing up during chorus which is clearly caused by compression.

Jul, 2013

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